Tuesday, 7 April 2009

2009 Thailand Open

Untitled player Deshun Xiu (CHN), was the outright winner of the 2009 Thailand Open with an impressive 8/9. He drew with top seed GM Nigel Short in the 6th round, and in the final round with GM Gerhard Schebler (GER). As well as winning the tournament, his TPR of 2730 clearly exceeded the requirements for a GM norm.
Iranian GM Elshan Moradiabadi was otright second on 7.5, while Nigel Short took third place with 7/9.
The event also saw a number of Australian players taking part with FM Tim Reilly the best placed, scoring 5.5 including a win of GM Shojaat Ghane (who will be in action at the Doeberl and SIO).
A full crosstable can be found at the ever reliable www.chess-results.com

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